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BethDurand

My longarm magic wand is working!- updated with finished photos

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I have got to learn to really measure the quilt while the customer is here.  Usually it's once through the center both directions to determine size.  This one is way the heck out of square.  Of course, it's hexagons, so that might be part of it ;).

 

I've never really done "strategic tucks", but boy does this one have some.  All in all, I'm quite pleased with how well it's turning out.  I think I started at the worst end, and should have taken a before or two.  Maybe at the bottom end.

 

Now, if I could only get the magic wand to work on my thighs!


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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I like the idea, but that sounds pretty tacky to tell your customer that their quilt is a PITA.  Another reason I can't take before photos and put them on my website.  I'd hate to be the person who pieced a quilt that has a "before".  Either that or we have to put a black box over the quilt's "eyes" like they do in magazines.

Yes, I'm a goofball.


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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Hilarious but true, Beth! 

I agonize over informing a customer that their quilt caused problems. The best I can do is mention that "there was some fullness in one border" or "it seemed like the sashings had been stretched to fit the blocks". I've learned that every piecer knows what's wrong with the top. They put on the blinders and hand it to me. And then hope I can work around the problems. 

I'm glad your magic wand is working so well!


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Completed and some up close and personal photos for your eyes only.  The last two will not be appearing on my website!  I love her idea, but as you can see in the last two, we sucked up a whole bunch of extra fabric. 

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Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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When she came to pick up the quilts yesterday, I showed her the problem areas, and as Linda had predicted, she seemed okay with those.  At least no demanding that I rip them out and refund her money.


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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Oh my goodness...words escape me at the moment.  You did a great job, but that would have scared the beans out of me.  Kudos!


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